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Old 07-25-2011, 10:04 AM   #826
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ok...i need to see how one of these things works... no more clutch??? weird
Yea. It's really cool. I get the fun of shifting without the hassle of a clutch in traffic. Also, because the shift is instant the car stays in boost.

Maybe I can put together a video later this week.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:07 AM   #827
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Congrats & Well Deserved props to you and your Bad @$$ Ride Russ !!
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:11 AM   #828
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Freaking SWEET.

So....no more pushing in the clutch and revving it? Is it more like an auto with paddle shifters, but the paddle shifters being the center console shifter?
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:06 AM   #829
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Thanks bro. Love your killer car too!

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Freaking SWEET.

So....no more pushing in the clutch and revving it? Is it more like an auto with paddle shifters, but the paddle shifters being the center console shifter?
Yes, except that this is truly manual. You'll have to come to Houston and go for a ride.
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:26 AM   #830
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Thanks bro. Love your killer car too!

Yes, except that this is truly manual. You'll have to come to Houston and go for a ride.
Doug, wait until I get home and we'll both go, I want to ride in that beast and see what it's all about...

Russ knows I have mad love for his car...
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:24 AM   #831
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Bad arse brotha and BIG CONGRATS, your car is absolutely the sickest (perfect) standing by for some video he he.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:09 AM   #832
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Yes, except that this is truly manual. You'll have to come to Houston and go for a ride.
Is there a clutch pedal then? I'm kind of lost on this set up. I remember seeing Kyle's, but didn't ask about the clutch pedal!

Do you bump the shifter to the next gear?
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:18 PM   #833
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Bad arse brotha and BIG CONGRATS, your car is absolutely the sickest (perfect) standing by for some video he he.
Thanks. Traveling this week, but I'll try and put something together when I get home.

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Is there a clutch pedal then? I'm kind of lost on this set up. I remember seeing Kyle's, but didn't ask about the clutch pedal!

Do you bump the shifter to the next gear?
No clutch pedal. Click forward to upshift...back to downshift.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:36 AM   #834
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Doug, wait until I get home and we'll both go, I want to ride in that beast and see what it's all about...

Russ knows I have mad love for his car...

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Thanks. Traveling this week, but I'll try and put something together when I get home.

No clutch pedal. Click forward to upshift...back to downshift.


And this is a much stronger tranny?
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:22 AM   #835
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And this is a much stronger tranny?
Yep. Owen at ARD is running 1020 RWHP and 1065 RWTQ with the same transmission.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:22 AM   #836
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:09 AM   #837
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wow thats awesome. So the tranny is similar to what they use in rally cars? I think I saw a 8 second Z06 with this tranny. That is badass man love your car! Cant wait to see a vid
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:28 PM   #838
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:37 PM   #839
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LSX 427 is next!
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:37 PM   #840
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I was planning for a 454...
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:38 PM   #841
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I need one of these like I need a hole it my head, but after driving Russ's around the neighborhood I think I really do NEED one now...

You definitely don't want to let the Valet park it...
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:49 PM   #842
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I need one of these like I need a hole it my head, but after driving Russ's around the neighborhood I think I really do NEED one now...

You definitely don't want to let the Valet park it...
... Ferris Buehler's Day Off comes to mind...
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:17 PM   #843
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I'd love a full review of this tranny...
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:20 PM   #844
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... Ferris Buehler's Day Off comes to mind...
Exactly...
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:29 PM   #845
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I'd love a full review of this tranny...
The shift pattern goes like this (If I remember right)

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1st

So from park you pull back twice to Reverse... then you ratchet back 6 times to get to 1st... no need to count because you feel the 7th pull is stopped.

Then just ratchet forward one at a time as you go up in gears and pull back to downshift... (No mercy you push or pull and it goes) Once you get to 6th it won't push forward until you push the red lever forward. So if you pull up and stop in 3rd gear you would have to push forward twice and then flip the lever to tap back up to park.

Hope I got all that right... as you can see I'm pretty excited about Russ's new toy also...
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:51 PM   #846
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The shift pattern goes like this (If I remember right)

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1st

So from park you pull back twice to Reverse... then you ratchet back 6 times to get to 1st... no need to count because you feel the 7th pull is stopped.

Then just ratchet forward one at a time as you go up in gears and pull back to downshift... (No mercy you push or pull and it goes) Once you get to 6th it won't push forward until you push the red lever forward. So if you pull up and stop in 3rd gear you would have to push forward twice and then flip the lever to tap back up to park.

Hope I got all that right... as you can see I'm pretty excited about Russ's new toy also...
So you can't accidentally go from 6th at 80 mph into reverse?

How natural does it feel to shift? Do you think it shifts faster than the stock auto tranny?

I guess I want to know all the advantages (and disadvantages) of this new tranny.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:00 PM   #847
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So you can't accidentally go from 6th at 80 mph into reverse?

How natural does it feel to shift? Do you think it shifts faster than the stock auto tranny?

I guess I want to know all the advantages (and disadvantages) of this new tranny.
Very natural shifting (I had to think about it, but I'm sure it's 2nd nature to Russ by now)... and it's way faster than the stock tranny. I think his is wired or will be wired to display the gear in the DIC like w/ paddle shifters.

Owen explained it to me this way... it's like lining up 6 gears on a rod.. then slide them all the way to the rear and just slapping one right up next to the other... one at a time. Very smooth shifting too.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:26 PM   #848
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Thanks. Traveling this week, but I'll try and put something together when I get home.

No clutch pedal. Click forward to upshift...back to downshift.

Manumatics are so cool - very nice Russ !!

Just don't forget to put it in first when you come up to the light. Also, I assume the converter can't lock in the lower gears.

A blast to drive. Nice.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:31 PM   #849
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Manumatics are so cool - very nice Russ !!

Just don't forget to put it in first when you come up to the light. Also, I assume the converter can't lock in the lower gears.

A blast to drive. Nice.
The Thumb button is set to lock the converter. I think it will lock in lower gears..(could be wrong) Also notice the switch by the cup holder... that's a converter lock for the highway.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:34 PM   #850
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Just curious as to what made your decision to go with this setup instead of a built 4l80e auto with a trans brake if you ever decide to run it at the track? I just took my manual out and am swapping to a built 4l80e with a trans brake. Not saying it is bad but just curious as to how you made your decision as I loved driving a manual but for my setup the auto setup was best for me. Sweet ride by the way. You will love the LSX 427, it is a true beast and absolutely insane with alot of boost.
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